Hallwilerweg 4, 5615 Fahrwangen, Switzerland
Phone +41 56 676 60 10, Fax +41 56 676 60 39,

Largest manufacturer of men’s footwear in Switzerland

FRETZ MEN stands for first class men’s footwear made in Switzerland. Our manufacturing unit in Fahrwangen, Switzerland, is the centre for development and production. Here the long-standing family business’ 75 employees produce about half a million pairs of top quality men’s shoes per year. As an expert for GORE-TEX®, FRETZ MEN provides the major part of its collection with this technology. FRETZ MEN shoes are available worldwide from specialist retailers in more than 25 countries from Scandinavia to Taiwan.

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First class footwear made in Switzerland

FRETZ MEN offers men’s high-end shoes made in Switzerland. We use selected materials, cutting-edge design, efficient production and excellent customer service. But our shoes are only as good as our staff. They are our most important asset – that’s why we take good care of them.

High ethical standards

FRETZ MEN is 100% family owned by the descendants of its original founder Hans Fretz. Such dedication includes social responsibility for the employees, for example in terms of progressive working conditions. In addition, the company focuses on environment-friendly production and collaborates only with suppliers complying with current international environment and working standards.

More than 100 years of Swiss family tradition

It all started in 1903 when Hans Fretz founded a shoe factory in Aarau, Switzerland. For many years, children’s, ladies’ and men’s footwear as well as slippers were successfully produced at different locations.

In 1965 FRETZ MEN AG was founded as an independent company in Fahrwangen. The original business objective has proved successful up to today: the specialisation on high-quality men’s footwear at an attractive price. Relying on this corporate philosophy, the Swiss enterprise has since sold more than 25 million pairs of men’s shoes. A man likes his FRETZ MEN shoes.

FRETZ MEN has counted on GORE-TEX® technology since 1993 and is now a leading expert in the field. Nowadays the majority of the FRETZ MEN collection is provided with GORE-TEX®. In spring 2010, the innovative, highly breathable and waterproof GORE-TEX® SURROUNDTM Technology was added.

The enterprise has been fully family-owned by Hans Fretz‘ descendants since its inception. FRETZ MEN today is the largest manufacturer of men’s footwear in Switzerland and internationally established, not least because of its strong commitment.